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the film is so real the audience gave standing ovations for performances in the film!!!
And Leonard himself came out to thank the audience, saying he was retiring to the green room to fortify himself with a drink to deal with "the moral pneumonia that comes after the blizzard of praise."
OBTW - he did say he was thinking of going on tour again - at 71 - imagine!
The reverence by the performers was well represented. I didn't much care for the cd that was born of this dvd. Many of the performances seemed too campy, as if they were competing for the best off-kilter interpretation of what are Leonard classics. It was infinately better to watch and listen as opposed to just listening to the cd. Antony is the best exception to the 'interpretive wars' (see my cd review for details). He out shines all with "If It Be Your Will" honoring its original ambiance with his voice that just makes you want to cry and you don't know why.
I know Leonard embraced Lian's making of this piece and I can tell she is truly enamoured of him and his talents, but the story is badly presented. The weird noises, the strange use of visuals and the camera actions make you think more about the 'film' being made instead of the content, like an annoying fingerprint showing up on each frame of the screen. She should have remained invisible and let the story speak for itself.
I hope someone puts together a 'hagiography' of Leonard that does let him show up without all the nonsense.
That said, buy it! Leonard is in it. I will, despite all watch it again.
As a previous reviewer quipped, I'd much prefer to see more of the man and less of the fans. I found myself fidgeting whenever the camera focused on others. Especially the Wainwrights seemed to be all over the place, undeservedly so, IMHO; and Nick Cave was vaguely dissapointing with his Sinatra mannerisms. I liked the piece by Anthony (who I haven't heard of before) and especially the closing performance by Bono and his buddies together with Cohen; it was touching to see the respect these guys have for the old aristocrat.
I have a lot of affection for Cohen and was sincerely touched by this movie. The humility, the nobility of character and mind and the sheer power of presence that emanate from Leonard show how a well-spent life looks like.
Leonard Cohen goes to places most of us are unwilling to look at and brings back truth that no one can deny. Bono accurately describes it as going into the abyss and laughing at it. The artists performing his songs follow him there and brilliantly express the depth of his poetry set to music.
This is an outstanding film, documenting the poetic voice of our generation, and surely of many generations to come.
The DVD also includes Rufus Wainwright's tender and powerful version of "Hallelujah" -- a glaring omission on the CD and a definite highlight of the film.
The four bonus performances not in the film are:
"Tower of Song" - Martha Wainwright
"Bird on A Wire" -- Perla Batalla
"Famous Blue Raincoat" -- The Handsome Family
"Tonight Will Be Fine" -- Teddy Thompson
The "Conversation with Leonard Cohen" feature is good, but so short it's just a tease.
There is much poetry and courage in this film. Both the narrative and the performances are affirmations of life and humanity...done with great talent, humor, depth, craftsmanship, warts and all.
Leonard Cohen has a lot to say. In more ways than one, "I'm Your Man" adheres to and gives life to his musical and poetic vision.
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loved this when viewed it on Nz TV so ordered it for viewing anytime, only problem is ;) I have had to buy a 'multizone' DVD player being I am in New Zealand........... Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
I love leonard cohen...would have liked more about his life and him a greater part in the moviePublished 2 months ago by judy
One of the greatest,poet,songwriters and sings of our time.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
A wonderful example of a great poet putting his poetry and his song writing out there for all of us to enjoyPublished 5 months ago by Carolyn Graves
Interesting, rather odd performers. Most of them were good. Could have done without Nick. For me, he was embarrassing It felt like a Cohen mind.Published 5 months ago by Lynda R. Pyke
What a shameless, boring production! And all those gay singers who cannot sing. Why weren't better singers selected for the film, or more Cohen himself? Read morePublished 7 months ago by Andrzej z Balto
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